Elton John returning to Israel for May concert


JERUSALEM (JTA) — British singer-songwriter Elton John will be returning to Israel this spring for his fourth concert there.

His May 26 concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv was announced late Monday night. Tickets went on sale Tuesday morning. The performance is part of his “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 2016,” which starts in February to promote his 33rd album of the same name.

At a concert in Ramat Gan stadium in 2010, John addressed attempts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to have the singer cancel his performance in Israel.

“Shalom, we are so happy to be back here! Ain’t nothing gonna stop us from coming, baby,” John said. “Musicians spread love and peace, and bring people together. That’s what we do. We don’t cherry-pick our conscience.”

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